The table below looks at the statistics for the Development Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Development Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Development Consultant
Rank 583 589 524
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 14 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.018% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.020% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
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£381 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £358 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £515 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Development Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Development Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Development Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK.

Development Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Development Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Development Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK.

Development Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Development Consultant
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Development Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 11 £381 -4.87% 2
London -16 4 £428 +5.29% 1
Sheffield - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - - 1
City of London +8 1 £381 -4.87%
East Midlands - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £300 -

Development Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Development Consultant in their job title.

1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
4 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (24.00%) HTML
4 6 (24.00%) Workflow
4 6 (24.00%) JIRA
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) SAP
5 5 (20.00%) CSS
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
6 4 (16.00%) BMC
6 4 (16.00%) Banking
6 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (16.00%) Web Development
6 4 (16.00%) Release Management
6 4 (16.00%) jQuery
6 4 (16.00%) Groovy
6 4 (16.00%) Confluence
6 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (16.00%) Artifactory
7 3 (12.00%) User Experience
7 3 (12.00%) DevOps
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Degree

Development Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Development Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Development Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) Node.js
3 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.00%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Fireworks
2 2 (8.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP PP
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SMS
1 1 (4.00%) DHCP
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) HTTP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Artifactory
3 2 (8.00%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) HTML
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) jQuery
4 2 (8.00%) MooTools
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) XML
4 2 (8.00%) HTML5
4 2 (8.00%) CSS3
4 2 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (8.00%) JSP
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.00%) SVG
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) SAP BC
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.00%) LINQ
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) W3C
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Workflow
3 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Web Development
3 4 (16.00%) Release Management
3 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) TDD
5 2 (8.00%) Analytics
5 2 (8.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.00%) ITSM
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Groovy
4 3 (12.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
5 2 (8.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) C#
6 1 (4.00%) VBA
6 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.00%) StatsD
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (20.00%) SAP
2 4 (16.00%) BMC
3 3 (12.00%) Adobe
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
5 1 (4.00%) Teradata
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau
5 1 (4.00%) Apigee
5 1 (4.00%) Mashery